A solid-state drive is much faster than any normal hard disk. The reason is that a hard-disk drive employs spinning disks, which can rotate only so fast and the more information is read and written, the slower and hotter they get, while an SDD employs modules of flash memory, hence there aren't any physically moving components. The access speeds for an SSD are a lot higher, which makes this type of drives the right solution when speed is needed. Because of this SSDs are frequently employed for the Operating System on a computer system and for keeping data that is accessed frequently on web servers. Numerous service providers also use a combination of both drives, so they save the data on hard drives, but they use several solid-state drives so as to cache the more frequently used data and because of that, the data loads faster while the load on the HDDs is lowered since their disks need to spin less frequently in order to read and write.

SSD with Data Caching in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account from us, you'll definitely notice their excellent performance. This is because our cloud platform uses only SSD drives for all the files, email addresses and databases and we don't use HDDs for any part of the hosting service. Along with the state-of-the-art ZFS file system, this configuration will boost the speed of your sites substantially. For load-balancing, we also use numerous SSDs for caching purposes only. All the content which generates more traffic or creates a lot of reading/writing processes is duplicated on them automatically, so the load on the primary drives will be reduced, thus the overall performance of all Internet sites hosted with us will be better. The abovementioned in turn prolongs the life of the primary drives and lessens the possibility of a disk failure, which is a further guarantee for the reliability of all content which you upload to your account.

SSD with Data Caching in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you sign up for one of our semi-dedicated server plans, we will store your content on SSD drives and this is valid not only for the files, but also for all of the databases and e-mail messages. Thus, your script-driven apps and webmail will load extremely fast. We work with dedicated SSDs for caching too. Traffic-intensive website content is duplicated automatically on these drives, so we make sure that a few heavy Internet sites that generate a large amount of reading and writing processes will not affect the other sites which share the very same drive. By reducing the overall load we also raise the lifespan of the main storage drives and reduce the probability of a disk failure, so by using SSD drives for caching purposes, we add an additional level of protection for your content.